Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hello Skywalker Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Hello Skywalker for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
My son is four years old and is in that stage where he is in between enjoying being a "baby" still and wanting to be a big kid like his older sister. I had a few cute nursery type animal prints in his room and he has slowly been out growing them and is ready for some better room decor so when I found Hello Skywalker on Etsy I was pretty excited because store owner Tristan had just what I was looking for. Hello Skywalker offers a number of wood wall plaques, and while each one is amazing in it's own rights I decided on the Flash plaque because my son enjoys The Flash and likes running around the house saying he is as fast as the Flash.




Each piece is made to order so you will need to wait about three weeks before your plaque arrives, it will take two weeks to create the piece and one week for it to ship from Canada.When this arrived it was packaged to where the tips of the lighting bolt were extra protected to help keep them from getting damaged during shipping. I did note that due to the paint on the lighting bolt and the sealant over the pictures that it did have a slight paint smell to it when I first opened it which isn't a big deal, if you plan on gifting this I would open the mailing package and let it air out  for a few moments before gifting it, after that there isn't any noticeable smell. This is completely normal with any products that have paint or a clear coating and is nothing to worry about, I just wanted to note it just in case anyone was worried after purchasing one and noticing anything scent wise.



The plaque itself is well made it is a single piece of wood that has been cut into the specific shape for the character it is featuring. I can't determine if the wood was sanded down after it was cut but it feels almost completely smooth on all the edges give or take a tiny spot or two but no one is going to be feeling it anyways so it is okay! I really like that she added a bit of texture along with the paint on the lighting bolt because it really helps bring life to it especially when the light hits it just right. The images around the exterior circle line up perfectly and there aren't any spots where the wood shows through, the clear coating on top of the images is clear, even and free of any blemishes which to me gives it extra points for being well made. I think she selected a great group of photos to use, there is a mixture of action shots from the side as well as straight on.It has a photo frame type hanger on the back and is light weight so a simple tack will hold it up. The plaque is sturdy enough that I feel like even if it did fall off of the wall somehow that no damage would come to this piece. This specific plaque is $57 plus shipping which I believe is a great price for a unique handmade home decor item, I've bought art pieces at comicon for similar prices that weren't as well made so I feel this is a very worth while art piece to purchase. Hello Skywalker also sells art prints, key holders and more!




PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a $40 Gift card to Hello Skywalker towards the item of your choice! plus Free shipping :)

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16 comments:

  1. I like the Harley Quinn Wall Plaque, Deadpool Key/Jewelry Hanger, Gambit Wall Plaque and Batman Key/Jewelry Hanger

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  2. I like the Wonder Woman Key/Jewelry Hanger!

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  3. Had a hard time deciding between X-men and Guardians of the Galaxy, I love both. Decided that "I AM GROOT" lol..... GOTG wins.... https://www.etsy.com/listing/227639440/guardians-of-the-galaxy-movie-wall?ref=shop_home_active_48

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  4. I seen quite a few items that I want and that my son would love. He loves Spiderman so the Spider Man wall plaque would be perfect for him! I liked the Loki wall plaque so much!

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  5. I like the Wonder Woman Logo Wall Plaque (made to order).

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  6. My favorites are the Batman and Deadpool key/jewelry hangers.

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  7. I like their "down in the forest (print)"

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  8. I like the Sailor Moon Collage Wall Plaque. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I like the Wonder Woman Key/Jewelry Hanger & Logo Wall Plaque, Superman Key/Jewelry Hanger & Collage Wall Plaque, STAR WARS LOGO wall plaque and Rebel Princess Body Spray!! <3

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  10. I like the Down in the Forest (print).

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  11. Oh I love the shop . The body sprays sound intriguing as the names are really cool . Hard to pick between the Typhoon , Princess one , or the Toxic Kiss one. But I guess if I won I could get 2 :) . Thank you for giveaway .

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